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Experience

Legal Experience

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Employment & Employee Benefits Group
  • Partner (2003-2020)
  • Special Counsel (2000-2002)
  • Associate (1999-2000)

Represented employers and executives in all aspects of employment and employee benefits law and employee relations. Litigated disputes involving restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, executive compensation, employment agreements, statutory employment discrimination claims, wage and hour claims, and common law tort and contract claims, in federal and state courts, before administrative and government agencies and in arbitral forums. Advised employers on employment law compliance and best practices, drafted and negotiated employment agreements, separation agreements and other employment-related agreements, provided anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, and conducted workplace investigations. 

Sullivan & Cromwell

Litigation Group
  • Associate (1991-1999)

education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

1991

Emory University, B.A. 

1987

court admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ACR-NY

Mediation training

  • Cornell University, Employment Mediation (2018)
  • Cornell University, Ethics in Employment Arbitration and Mediation (2020)
  • New York City Bar Association, Advanced Commercial Mediation (2019)
  • Cornell University, Business of Mediation (2020)
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association, Employment and FLSA Mediation (2020)

View more publications

  • Southern District of New York, How to Start When the Parties Are Far Apart (2020)
  • NYSDRA, Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role: Irreconcilable Differences or Ethical Imperative (2020)
  • Southern District of New York, Jumpstarting an ADR Practice: Perspectives from Diverse Neutrals (2021)
  • JAMS, Empowering Diversity Within ADR (2020)
  • ABA, Help Clients By Combining “Facilitative” and “Evaluative” Mediation (2021)
  • Cornell University, Cross-Cultural Communication (2021)
  • Cornell University, We Make History: Amplifying the Black Experience in Labor and Employment Law and ADR (2021)
  • ACR-NY, Ask for More: Conflict Strategies for Mediators and Negotiators JAMS, Examining Employment Disputes in a COVID-19 World (2021)
  • ABA, 2021 Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (2021) (Let’s Get Evaluative . . . How and When Do We Do It? The Good, Bad and Ugly: The Art of Negotiations Online Confidentiality: Is it an Essential Ingredient for a Successful Mediation?)
  • S.D.N.Y, Music in Mediation (2021)
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, Award Writing (2021)

Mediation Panels

  • S.D.N.Y. Mediation Panel (2019-present)
  • E.D.N.Y. Mediation Panel (2021-present)
  • New York Supreme Court (Commercial Division) Panel (2021-present)
  • Panelist – American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators (2021-present)
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (Employment Panel – Northeast; Pro Bono Panel; New York City ADR Panel, 2021-present)

select publications

  • “Lamps Plus’ Ruling Narrows the Availability of Class Arbitration,” New York Law Journal, May 20, 2019 (co-author)
  • “Start-Up Businesses and Growing Companies: Key Employment Law Issues (NY),” LexisNexis, May 2019
  • “Recent Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit Decisions Concerning Arbitration,” New York Law Journal, March 15, 2019 (co-author); reprinted in NYU Labor and Employment Newsletter, Issue 17 (2021)
  • “Hedge Fund Employee Compensation,” Practical Law, February 2019 (co-author)
  • “How Employers Are Responding to New York’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws,” New York Law Journal, Nov. 16, 2018 (co-author); republished in NYU Labor & Employment Law News, Winter/Spring 2019

View more publications

  • “New York State Passes a Host of New Employment Laws,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 12, 2019 (co-author)
  • “District Court Stays U.S. Case Seeking to Enforce a Foreign Arbitral Award,” New York Law Journal, July 12, 2019 (co-author)
  • “New York Strengthens Employee Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment,” SRZ Alert, July 10, 2019 (co-author)
  • “New Developments for Employers Regarding Employee Reproductive Health Decisions, Marijuana Drug Testing and Wage Reporting Requirements,” SRZ Alert, June 6, 2019 (co-author)
  • “DOL Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Laws,” SRZ Alert, April 24, 2019 (co-author)
  • “New Jersey Passes Law Making NDAs in Settlements of Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims Unenforceable,” SRZ Alert, April 5, 2019 (co-author)
  • “New York City Adopts Lactation Accommodation Law,” SRZ Alert, March 19, 2019
  • “New York State Releases Final Anti-Sexual Harassment Model Policy and Training Materials,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, Nov. 15, 2018 (quoted)
  • Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press) (co-author)
  • Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute) (contributor)
  • “Overcoming the Presumption that Courts Must Decide Class Arbitrability,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 12, 2018 (co-author)
  • “What Fund Managers Need to Know About Recent Developments to the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Requirements in New York City and New York State,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, Sept. 13, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Piercing the Veil of Secrecy,” Absolute Return, Sept. 5, 2018
  • “New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Poster and Fact Sheet in Compliance with Recently Enacted New York City Anti-Harassment Law,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 16, 2018
  • “Second Circuit to Decide Validity of Arbitrator’s Certification of Class Including Absent Members,” New York Law Journal, July 13, 2018 (co-author)
  • “Ways Fund Managers Can Comply with New York’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Requirements (Part Two of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 21, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Key Elements of New York’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Requirements (Part One of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 14, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Will the #MeToo Movement Lead to Changes for Women in Investment Management?” CFA Institute Magazine, June 2018 (quoted)
  • “High Court to Decide When a Contract Is Ambiguous on Question of Class Arbitration,” New York Law Journal, May 31, 2018; republished in NYU Labor & Employment Law News, Winter/Spring 2019
  • “Ten Common Mistakes Fund Managers Must Avoid When Adopting or Updating Their Employee Handbooks (Part Three of Three),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, May 31, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Why Every Fund Manager Should Adopt an Employee Handbook (Part Two of Three),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, May 17, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Changes to New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act Take Effect,” SRZ Alert, May 11, 2018 (co-author)
  • “Why Every Fund Manager Should Adopt an Employee Handbook (Part One of Three),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, May 10, 2018 (quoted)
  • “Mandatory Arbitration Agreement Drafting Checklist,” Lexis® Practice Advisor, April 2018 (author)
  • “New York State and City to Mandate Anti-Sexual Harassment Training for Private Employers,” SRZ Alert, April 12, 2018 (author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, April 24, 2018
  • “SCOTUS to Decide If the Federal Arbitration Act Exemption for Transportation Workers Extends to Independent Truckers,” New York Law Journal, March 16, 2018
  • “US Supreme Court Narrowly Defines Whistleblowers Entitled to Anti-Retaliation Protection,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 27, 2018 (co-author)
  • “Cybersecurity Risks and Considerations for Plan Sponsors to Protect Employee Benefit Plans,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 19, 2017 (co-author)
  • “New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law to Take Effect,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 1, 2017 (co-author)
  • “SCOTUS to Tackle Interaction of FAA, NLRA on Arbitration Agreement Issue,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 19, 2017
  • “‘Scrollwrap’ Agreement to Arbitrate Held Enforceable While ‘Clickwrap’ Is Not,” New York Law Journal, July 20, 2017
  • “Practical Considerations for Hedge Fund Managers Establishing Deferred Compensation Plans: Vesting Schedules, Deferral Amounts and Compliance With Section 409A (Part Two of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 29, 2017 (quoted)
  • “How Hedge Fund Managers Can Structure Deferred Compensation Plans to Retain Top Talent (Part One of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 22, 2017 (quoted)
  • “Employers May Regret Forcing Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Test,” Law360, June 27, 2017 (quoted)
  • “New CFTC Rules Formalize Certain Whistleblower Protections,” Westlaw Journal – Securities Litigation & Regulation, June 8, 2017 (co-author); republished in The Hedge Fund Journal, June 2017
  • “Second Circuit to Decide If ‘Sign-in Wrap’ Agreements to Arbitrate Are Enforceable,” New York Law Journal, May 15, 2017 (co-author)
  • “New Requirements for Independent Contractor Agreements in New York City,” SRZ Alert, May 12, 2017 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, June 6, 2017
  • “How Hedge Fund Managers Can Mitigate the Risks Associated with Employees Communicating Through Messaging Applications,” Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest, April 20, 2017 (quoted)
  • “New York City to Ban Employer Inquiries and Reliance on Salary History,” SRZ Alert, April 7, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Is State Law Rule About Power of Attorney Agreements Preempted by the FAA?,” New York Law Journal, March 24, 2017
  • “EEOC Issues New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination,” SRZ Alert, Jan. 4, 2017 (co-author)
  • “SEC Whistleblower Update: New Enforcement Actions for ‘Chilling’ Language in Severance Agreements,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 22, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Texas Court Blocks New Federal Overtime Rule,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 23, 2016 (co-author)
  • “California Passes Legislation Limiting Enforceability of Forum Selection and Choice of Law Provisions in Employment Contracts,” SRZ Alert, Oct. 14, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Tailoring a Human Resources Strategy to Your Hedge Fund’s Needs (Part Two of Two),” Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest, Sept. 15, 2016 (quoted)
  • “Hedge Fund Employee Compensation,” Practical Law, September 2016 (co-author)
  • “Arbitration Provision Barring Class Action Ruled Void,” New York Law Journal, July 19, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Executive Employment Context,” Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (Bloomberg BNA), June 2016
  • “Update on the New Federal Overtime Regulations and the New York Minimum Wage,” SRZ Alert, May 27, 2016 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, July 6, 2016
  • “Congress Passes the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016,” SRZ Alert, May 2, 2016 (co-author)
  • “How Do Hedge Fund Managers Legally Penalize Employee Wrongdoing? (Part Two of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, April 14, 2016 (quoted)
  • “Federal Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for Pension Liabilities of Portfolio Company,” SRZ Alert, April 8, 2016 (co-author); republished in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, June 2016
  • “How Can Hedge Fund Managers Legally Penalize Employee Wrongdoing? (Part One of Two),” The Hedge Fund Law Report, April 7, 2016 (quoted)
  • “War on Multiple Fronts: A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity,” ALM Legaltech News, April 4, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Designing, Implementing and Assessing an Effective Employee Cybersecurity Training Program (Part Three of Three),” The Cybersecurity Law Report, March 16, 2016 (quoted)
  • “Designing, Implementing and Assessing an Effective Employee Cybersecurity Training Program (Part Two of Three),” The Cybersecurity Law Report, March 2, 2016 (quoted)
  • “Designing, Implementing and Assessing an Effective Employee Cybersecurity Training Program (Part One of Three),” The Cybersecurity Law Report, Feb. 17, 2016 (quoted)
  • SRZ Employment Law Update: 2015 Year-End Review, January 2016 (co-author)
  • “New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Fair Chance Act and Clarifies Credit Check Law Exemption,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 11, 2015 (co-author); republished in Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2016
  • “Securities, Futures Regulators Increase Scrutiny, Expectations on Cybersecurity,” Bloomberg Brief | Financial Regulation, Oct. 23, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Cybersecurity Update: Takeaways from OCIE’s Examination Initiative and the NFA’s Rulemaking Proposal,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 21, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Second Circuit Rules That Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected Under Dodd-Frank,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 18, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Recent Labor Department Actions Target Independent Contractor Misclassification, Overtime,” Westlaw Journal – Employment, Sept. 15, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Now We Know How NYC’s Credit Check Ban Will Be Interpreted,” Law360, Sept. 4, 2015 (co-author)
  • “New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Credit History Law,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 3, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Recent Department of Labor Actions Seek to Limit Independent Contractor Misclassification and Raise the Salary Requirements for Overtime Exemption,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 7, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Second Circuit Adopts New ‘Primary Beneficiary Test’ for Determining Whether Unpaid Interns Are Employees,” SRZ Alert, July 27, 2015 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, Aug. 18, 2015
  • “New York City to Ban Employer Pre-Offer Inquiries About Applicant Criminal Records,” SRZ Alert, July 2, 2015 (co-author)
  • “NYC Employers Should Check Themselves Before Employees,” Law360, May 22, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Information Security: Obligations and Expectations,” SRZ White Paper, May 2015 (co-author)
  • “NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel Addresses Employee Handbook Policies,” SRZ Alert, May 12, 2015 (co-author)
  • “New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: What It Means for Fund Managers,” SRZ Alert, May 4, 2015 (co-author); republished in The Hedge Fund Journal, June/July 2015
  • “New York City to Restrict Employers’ Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions,” SRZ Alert, April 30, 2015 (co-author)
  • “SEC Whistleblower Case Challenges Restrictive Language in Confidentiality Agreements,” SRZ Alert, April 10, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Strategies for Preventing and Handling Cybersecurity Threats from Employees,” The Cybersecurity Law Report, April 8, 2015 (interview)
  • “Internal Investigations and Data Security in a Bring-Your-Own-Device Company,” Bloomberg BNA – Corporate Counsel Weekly, March 18, 2015 (co-author); republished in Bloomberg BNA – Privacy and Security Law Report, March 30, 2015
  • “SEC Cybersecurity Update: OCIE Risk Alert Provides Insights for Private Fund Managers on SEC Cybersecurity Examinations,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 4, 2015 (co-author); republished in The Hedge Fund Journal, February/March 2015
  • “New York State Eliminates Annual Wage Notice,” SRZ Alert, Jan. 22, 2015 (co-author); republished in Westlaw Journal – Employment, March 3, 2015
  • “Bipartisan House Bill Provides Private Right of Action for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 7, 2014 (co-author)
  • “EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination, Adding to New York City’s Protections,” SRZ Alert, July 31, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Anti-Arbitration Provisions and Dodd-Frank Act,” New York Law Journal, July 29, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Conditions Precedent and Arbitrability — Who Decides?,” New York Law Journal, May 5, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Update on New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law,” SRZ Alert, April 11, 2014 (co-author)
  • “2014 Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Alert, Jan. 31, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Accommodations for Disabilities Under the New York City Human Rights Law,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 26, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Arbitration Agreements Waiving FLSA Collective Actions,” New York Law Journal, Nov. 8, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Recent Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Alert, Oct. 24, 2013 (co-author)
  • “ERISA Liabilities of Private Equity Funds: First Circuit Addresses Control Group Liability,” SRZ Alert, Aug. 2, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Asset Manager M&A Deals,” SRZ White Paper, May 14, 2013 (co-author)
  • “New York State Minimum Wage Increases and New York City’s Paid Sick Days Requirements,” SRZ Alert, May 14, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Unemployed Persons: A New Protected Class in NYC,” SRZ Alert, April 4, 2013 (co-author)
  • “New Poster and Forms for US Employers,” SRZ Alert, March 19, 2013 (co-author)
  • “New Requirements for Employers’ Background Checks and Social Security Number Usage,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 3, 2012 (co-author)
  • “EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding Applicants and Employees with Criminal Records,” SRZ Alert, June 12, 2012 (co-author)
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments: Special Healthcare Reform Issue, Winter 2012 (co-author)
  • “IRS Launches New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program,” SRZ Alert, Nov. 23, 2011 (co-author)
  • “New Reporting Requirements for New York State Employers,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 15, 2011 (co-author)
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Executive Employment Context,” BNA’s Executive Compensation Library on the Web, June 2011
  • “SEC Whistleblower Rules Encourage but Do Not Require Internal Reporting,” SRZ Alert, June 2, 2011 (co-author)
  • Update on New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act,” SRZ Alert, April 11, 2011 (co-author)
  • “Supreme Court Expands Availability of Retaliation Claim to Parties ‘Connected’ to an Employee Who Complains of Discrimination,” SRZ Alert, March 4, 2011 (co-author)
  • “New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act Creates New Employer Obligations and Increases Penalties,” SRZ Alert, Feb. 23, 2011 (co-author)
  • “Internal Revenue Code Section 409A: Tax Relief for Non-Compliant Separation Pay Arrangements,” SRZ Alert, Dec. 23, 2010 (co-author)
  • “New York Extends Protection to Domestic Workers and Bereavement Benefits to Same-Sex Committed Partners,” SRZ Alert, November 2010 (co-author)
  • “Effective Client Communication,” Labor and Employment Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Preventing Litigation, Minimizing Risks and Dealing with Employee Legal Problems, 2007
  • “PPA’s Comprehensive Changes for 401(k) Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “Roth Contributions Permitted for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “PPA Eases the 25 Percent Plan Asset Rule,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “PPA Validates Cash Balance and Hybrid Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “Other Notable PPA Provisions,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “PPA Overhauls Funding Requirements for Defined Benefit Pension Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “PPA’s New Rules for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “Special Report: The Pension Protection Act of 2006,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2006
  • “Multiemployer Pension Funds Can Require Participants to Demonstrate Work Performed Was in Covered Employment,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Summer 2006
  • “New York Labor Law: Unvested Stock Options Are Not Considered Wages,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Summer 2006
  • “Second Circuit Raises Standard for Workers Claiming Disparate Impact Under the ADEA,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Summer 2006
  • “Supreme Court Broadens Title VII Retaliation Protections,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Summer 2006
  • “Supreme Court Clarifies Subrogation Rights for Health Plans,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments Summer 2006
  • “Focus on Recent Decisions,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Summer 2006
  • “New Notice Requirement and Extended Health Care Continuation Period Under USERRA,” SRZ Alert, April 28, 2005
  • “Employment & Employee Benefits Developments – Focus on Employment Issue,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2004
  • “Employment & Employee Benefits Developments – Focus on Benefits Issue,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Developments, Fall 2004
  • “New Safe Harbor Overtime Policy To Provide Protection,” SRZ Alert, August 2004
  • “The Supreme Court Finds an Employer’s Affirmative Defense to Hostile Work Environment Claims Available in Some Constructive Discharge Cases,” SRZ Alert, July 2004
  • “‘Final’ Overtime Regulations?,” SRZ Alert, May 2004
  • “Proposed Regulations Address COBRA Notice Requirements,” SRZ Alert, January 2004
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Executive Employment Context,” Executive Compensation (BNA Books, edited by Yale D. Tauber and Donald R. Levy), November 2002
  • “The Leave of Absence Triple-Header: ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation,” New York Employment Law and Practice, June and July 2002

select speaking engagements

  • New York University Law Women Panel, New York, March 2019
  • 22nd Annual Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges, New York University, New York, March 2019
  • “Conducting the Internal Investigation — Considerations, Processes and Procedures & Privilege Issues and Ethical Traps in Conducting the Investigation,” PLI Internal Investigations 2018, New York, June 2018
  • Tanenbaum 3rd Annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit, New York, May 2018
  • “Avoiding Litigation in Workforce Cases,” Benchmark Women in Litigation East, New York, September 2017

View more speaking engagements

  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2019
  • “Current Employment Issues,” SRZ 28th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2019
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, November 2018
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, May 2018
  • 21st Annual Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges, New York University, New York, March 2018
  • “Employment Practices and Employee Onboarding,” MFA Legal & Compliance 2018, New York, March 2018
  • Alternative Investment Management Association IR and Business Development Group – Talent Management, New York, February 2018
  • Panelist, CFA Society New York Current Trends in Compensation and Talent Management, New York, January 2018
  • “Running a Global Investment Firm,” SRZ 27th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2018
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, October 2017
  • “Labor Law – Overview Regarding Intro 1253 from an Attorney’s Perspective,” McLagan Alternative Asset Management Fall Conference, New York, October 2017
  • “Employment-Related Developments Impacting Hiring: Ban on Inquiries Relating to Compensation History, Ban the Box, and Credit History,” Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Hedge Fund Human Capital Management Seminar, New York, October 2017
  • Odyssey Search Partners Best Practices in Interviewing – What Questions are Most Effective and Which Aren’t Allowed, New York, August 2017
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, May 2017
  • “Current Issues in Sex and the Law: Sexual Harassment, Pay Inequity, and Transgender Rights,” NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law 20th Annual NYU Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, New York, March 2017
  • Moderator, “TalkShop 2017: Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues for In-House Counsel & HR Executives,” NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law Program, February 2017
  • “Recent and Upcoming Legal Developments Affecting Employers,” SRZ 26th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2017
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, November 2016
  • Deutsche Bank “On the Radar” Roundtable — Hedge Fund Compensation and Employment Update, New York, November 2016
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2016
  • “Sex and Race Discrimination Updates,” NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law Nineteenth Annual Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, New York, March 2016
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, December 2015
  • Deutsche Bank “On the Radar” Roundtable: Hedge Fund Compensation, Hiring and Employee Agreement Trends, Chicago, Greenwich, Conn. and New York, November 2015
  • “Employee Raiding: The Right Ways to Protect Your Workforce and Hire from Your Competition,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar, July 2015
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2015
  • Afternoon Moderator, NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law 68th Annual Conference on Labor, New York, June 2015
  • “Sex and Race Discrimination Updates,” NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law Eighteenth Annual Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, New York, March 2015
  • “Information Security: Obligations and Expectations,” SRZ 24th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2015
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, December 2014
  • NYU 67th Annual Conference on Labor, New York, June 2014
  • “Disability Discrimination Update,” PLI Higher Education Law 2014: Current Issues and Recent Developments, New York, May 2014
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, May 2014
  • “Accommodating Disabilities in the Workplace: Best Practices,” The Five O’Clock Club 60th HR Network Breakfast Seminar, New York, January 2014
  • “Employee Mobility Issues,” MFA General Counsel Forum, New York, December 2013
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, December 2013
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2013
  • “Northeast Hedge Fund Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results,” Financial Executives Alliance New York Hedge Fund Quarterly Meeting, May 2013
  • “Manager Acquisitions and Spinoffs,” SRZ 22nd Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2013
  • “Mobility of Investment Management Professionals and Executives,” SRZ 21st Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2012
  • “Restrictive Covenant Issues for Investment Managers,” SRZ Conference, New York, November 2011
  • “New Whistleblower Rules: The Impact on Fund Managers,” SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, New York, October 2011
  • “Structuring and Restructuring Your Management Company,” SRZ 20th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2011
  • “Employment Issues – What Could Go Wrong? Avoiding Common Pitfalls,” MFA General Counsel Forum, September 2009
  • “Drafting Severance Agreements – A How-To,” Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section, New York State Bar Association, January 2009
  • “Lift-Outs: Both Sides of the Story,” SRZ Greenwich Private Investment Fund Seminar, May 2007
  • “Starting it Up and Keeping it Going: Employment Law, Office Leasing and Estate Planning,” SRZ 16th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2007
  • “The Ins and Outs of Code Section 409A,” New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Winter Meeting, January 2006
  • “The Impact of IRC 409A on Deferred Compensation Arrangements,” SRZ Employee Compensation and Benefits Seminar, May 2005
  • “Sex Discrimination and Sex Harassment Law and Theory,” New York University School of Law Institute for Federal Judges, March 2005
  • “Avoiding Mayhem and Madness in Electronic Discovery,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar, May 2004
  • “Protection for Whistleblowers,” NASD Institute For Professional Development, May 2004
  • “The Explosion in Age Discrimination Claims,” SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar, May 2003
  • “Discovery Tips From the Employer’s Perspective,” New York County Lawyers’ Association, June 2002
  • “The Leave of Absence Triple Header: ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation,” Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Employment and Employee Benefits Law Seminar, May 2002
  • “Employee Assistance Plans,” 55th Annual Conference on Labor NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, May 2002
  • “Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together: Maintaining Effective Working Relationships in the Aftermath of Complaints Between Co-Workers,” New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Association, Spring 2002
  • “Lift-Outs: Offense and Defense,” SRZ Asset Management Acquisitions and Lift-Outs Seminar, April 2002

Community Activities

Stand Up! Girls

Founder and President 

Stand Up! Girls is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to educate, inspire and equip girls from underserved communities with the communication skills necessary to succeed in and lead male-dominated workplaces. Through developing and performing stand-up comedy, our girls learn to own the room – be it a courtroom, operating room or boardroom. Visit standupgirlsnyc.org

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Board Member 

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, violence and hatred. Tanenbaum raises awareness, builds knowledge, and implements strategies to promote long-term tangible changes and more respectful and inclusive behaviors in institutions and organizations globally. Committees: Executive, Development, Communications, Workplace

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